ULTIMATE SOUTH LUANGWA

6 NIGHT PACKAGE
Start & End Lusaka

3 NIGHTS SANCTUARY PUKU RIDGE CAMP, SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK – ZAMBIA

3 NIGHTS SANCTUARY CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE, SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK – ZAMBIA

DAY 1 – SANCTUARY PUKU RIDGE CAMP

As you will be entering Zambia, a single entry visa will be required and is obtainable at the point of entry at a cost of USD50.00 per person, payable in cash. The visa fee is subject to change at the discretion of the Zambian Government.

On arrival at Lusaka Airport, proceed through passport control, and collect bags. Please make your way to the Proflight counter in the Domestic Departure area once Airport Departure taxes have been paid (these are currently USD 8 but are subject to change) to check in for your onward flight to Mfuwe. The flying time is approximately 1 hour. On arrival at the Mfuwe International airport a Sanctuary Retreats representative will meet and transfer you to Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp.

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp offers guests an authentic tented safari experience in South Luangwa, one of Zambia’s best areas for game viewing and bird spotting. The region is home to 60 mammals – including elephant, lion, wild dog, buffalo, hippo and, of course, antelope – and over 400 bird species. Guests can spend an afternoon relaxing in the camp’s large living area in between thrilling game drives or walking safaris. You might even hear the Puku antelope whistling to one other when danger threatens. The central dining area produces gourmet meals, despite being so far away from a city, let alone a road. The camp is designed to leave no trace on the environment and has embraced a very natural kind of African chic in its decor. The seven tents are spacious and comfortable; each with a soothing hot tub and an outdoor shower shaded by trees and stocked with luscious and environmentally friendly Africology products. Watch the sun rise from your double bed, or spot animals making their way across the plains to a waterhole from your private viewing deck.

A full range of day and night game drives in the South Luangwa National Park are offered by the lodge, using open 4X4 vehicles driven by knowledgeable guides. The emphasis in this area is on the plentiful game and the opportunity of being able to combine both game drives as well as short walking safaris with a professional guide and an armed national parks  scout. Walking safaris offer a different perspective on the bush and its plentiful inhabitants, experiencing the “little five” and much more. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activates on offer

The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activity on offer, including night game drives, the perfect complement to your South Luangwa explorations.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

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DAY 2 & 3– SANCTUARY PUKU RIDGE CAMP

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp, as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, guests really need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa, travellers have the privilege of going on game drives at night. Guests are always amazed how much can be seen when they go down to the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes, puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get very close in Sanctuary Retreats‟specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators that every guest wants to see.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

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DAY4 – SANCTUARY CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE

After breakfast please meet your guide who will transfer you to Chichele Presiodential Lodge

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s and the original colonial style has been retained in the furnishings. A long veranda stretches outside the dining room, from which guests are afforded views down the valley to the Luangwa itself. When possible, dinner is served outside. On cooler nights, roaring fires take the chill out of the air. The grunt of lions or the saw of leopards can often be heard from the wooded valleys that surround the lodge. Each of the ten luxurious suites at Sanctuary Chichele comes complete with a four-poster bed, air conditioning, full bathroom and every other amenity guests could wish for – all in the middle of the African bush. In keeping with the rest of Chichele, the suites are also decorated in an understated colonial style. French windows open onto private terraces, getting up early to watch the sun rise over the Luangwa Valley is a once in a lifetime experience. Activities available from the lodge include: morning and evening game drives and walking safaris. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele

DAY 5 & 6 – Sanctuary Chichele

The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp, as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, guests really need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa, travellers have the privilege of going on game drives at night. Guests are always amazed how much can be seen when they go down to the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes, puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get very close in Sanctuary Retreats‟ specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators that every guest wants to see.

Lanterns strategically placed to set the ambiance of this true „Out of Africa‟ experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7 – DEPART CHCHELE

After breakfast please meet your guide who will transfer you to Lusaka Airport for your onward journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Priced from US$ 3,750.00 per person sharing
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